(Burbank, California--March 14, 2013) Matthews Studio Equipment, manufacturer of specialized support for the entertainment industry will debut five new products at NAB 2013. Booth C5437. Known for discovering and nurturing unique specialized hardware, camera and lighting support – like MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM, which recently won inventor Key Grip Richard Mall an Academy Award©, MSE plans to introduce five new products: Technology that Complements Your Imagination.
The Makalu System
is a unique remote head package designed for live action, time lapse, visual effects, cinematography and videography. What makes this remote head different is the user interface, which is a multi-axis jog box with a professional joystick connected via WiFi to an iPad Mini, iPad 2&3 or iphone. “We are excited about our new partnership with MotionPeak, creator of the Makalu System,” says Robert Kulesh, V.P. Sales and Marketing for MSE. “The system gives the user the ability to connect to a Mac running the accompanying eSpinO software, allowing for endless programming and tweaking of motion control camera moves.”
Designed by gaffer/camera operator Alex Amyot, the Matthews Slider
is lighter, sturdier, maintenance free, easily field adjustable. “The concept behind the Matthews Slider really came from the need for a really quiet product so we can use location sound and be unobtrusive to actors,” explains Amyot.
Also, by popular demand, a wireless motion control system to support FloatCam DC and HD-DC Slider. “The wireless FloatCam Motion Control
with cable option allows for the same linear motion control functions for time lapse, stop motion and visual effects,” explains Kulesh. “It is the same easy to use remote control, with the same menus, but can control FloatCam’s many functions wirelessly up to 500 feet (150) meters. It also offers a cable connection when a radio is not allowed or there are distortions in the work area.”
In addition, MSE will introduce LazySuzy
, a quick and secure way to change camera positioning. This articulated double-swivel camera platform allows the cinematographer/videographer more creative opportunities. The camera can be placed anywhere within a 25” diameter circle, without having to reposition the dolly, tripod, or car mount rig.
Not too long ago MSE introduced the Intel-A-Jib to the production market. Many smaller-lighter format shooters began to request a lighter weight version, and the Intel-A-JibLITE was created. This year MSE introduces UnderslingLITE
a very simplistic addition to Intel-A-JibLITE that allows the operator to work freely under the jib arm from absolute ground level up to as high as one can reach without any obstruction form the arm itself.
In addition to the Academy Award© winning MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM, MSE’s NAB booth will feature a full range of industry specialized hardware and lighting control devices and a full array of the award winning FloatCam DC and HDDC Sliders for “hands on” test and evaluation by NAB 2013 attendees.
MSE is a 43-year-old manufacturer of industry-specialized hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is being used on entertainment productions and in major studios in over 70 countries around the world. The company has been honored with the Presidential “E” Award for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. MSE is the exclusive distributor of the FLOATCAM products throughout Asia and the Americas and the home of the Richard Mall’s Academy Award© winning MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM. MSE recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility at 4520 West Valerio Street, Burbank, CA 91505. http://www.msegrip.comFor